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Sectoral policies cause incoherence in forest management and ecosystem service provisioning (2022)

Blattert, C., Eyvindson, K., Hartikainen, M., Burgas, D., Potterf, M., Lukkarinen, J., Snäll, T., Toraño-Caicoya, A., & Mönkkönen, M. (2022). Sectoral policies cause incoherence in forest management and ecosystem service provisioning. Forest Policy and Economics, 136, Article 102689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102689

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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Blattert, Clemens; Eyvindson, Kyle; Hartikainen, Markus; Burgas, Daniel; Potterf, Maria; Lukkarinen, Jani; Snäll, Tord; Toraño-Caicoya, Astor; Mönkkönen, Mikko

Lehti tai sarja: Forest Policy and Economics

ISSN: 1389-9341

eISSN: 1872-7050

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Volyymi: 136

Artikkelinumero: 102689

Kustantaja: Elsevier BV

Julkaisumaa: Alankomaat

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102689

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Osittain avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/79498

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe202201144829


Various national policies guide forest use, but often with competing policy objectives leading to divergent management paradigms. Incoherent policies may negatively impact the sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services (FES), and forest multifunctionality. There is uncertainty among policymakers about the impacts of policies on the real world. We translated the policy documents of Finland into scenarios including the quantitative demands for FES, representing: the national forest strategy (NFS), the biodiversity strategy (BDS), and the bioeconomy strategy (BES). We simulated a Finland-wide systematic sample of forest stands with alternative management regimes and climate change. Finally, we used multi-objective optimization to identify the combination of management regimes matching best with each policy scenario and analysed their long-term effects on FES.

The NFS scenario proved to be the most multifunctional, targeting the highest number of FES, while the BES had the lowest FES targets. However, the NFS was strongly oriented towards the value chain of wood and bioenergy and had a dominating economic growth target, which caused strong within-policy conflicts and hindered reaching biodiversity targets. The BDS and BES scenarios were instead more consistent but showed either sustainability gaps in terms of providing timber resources (BDS) or no improvements in forest biodiversity (BES). All policy scenarios resulted in forest management programs dominated by continuous cover forestry, set-aside areas, and intensive management zones, with proportions depending on the policy focus. Our results highlight for the first time the conflicts among national sectoral policies in terms of management requirements and effects on forest multifunctionality. The outcomes provide leverage points for policymakers to increase coherence among future policies and improve implementation of multiple uses of forests.

YSO-asiasanat: metsät; metsänkäsittely; metsänhoito; metsätalous; metsiensuojelu; biodiversiteetti; monimuotoisuus; luonnon monimuotoisuus; ekosysteemipalvelut; ilmastonmuutokset; kestävä kehitys; metsäpolitiikka; skenaariot; monitavoiteoptimointi

Vapaat asiasanat: forest policy, ecosystem services, biodiversity, multi-objective optimization, forest management, climate change

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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2022

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